Q: My car idles rough when at a stop and almost stalls why might this be?

asked by on

I already changed the fuel filter mad sensor was the only other code that was shown I just need to know what to look into replacing next

My car has 57892 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. Typically, if this vehicle runs fine at all other times and will have trouble idling when coming to a stop, it is almost always caused by a bad idle control valve. Most of the time the valve fails making it impossible for the computer to adjust the idle to the correct level. I usually start by cleaning out the throttle body and if that does not help I replace the idle control valve. If you are going to get this repaired, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your rough idling issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car idles rough when at a stop and almost stalls why might this be?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Pitman arm and idler arm - 2000 Ford Expedition

The pitman and idler arms are both just as important for the steering to work correctly. Both of these components will cause the steering to wander, feel loose, and may cause a pull to one side or the other. Once...

Q: Q: Transmission?

Hello. Thanks for your question about your Check Engine Light (CEL) illuminating for what appears to be a transmission issue. There are both electronic and hydraulic controls in your transmission that control shifting. The electronic controls use sensor inputs and...

Q: Q: my battery light stays on

You need to check to make sure the large power wire to the alternator is getting power. If it is not then you may have to check the wire from alternator to the battery fuse box for burned out wires...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.